Using Crowdfunding To Finance Your CDs

Posted by Aaron Davison on Monday, November 24, 2014

Early next year I’m going to be announcing a new music business project that I’m launching. For the last couple years I’ve had a vision in the back of my mind about building my “dream business” that incorporates my love of teaching, performing, writing, recording and promoting music all under one roof.  I have spent countless hours thinking and contemplating how to get this particular business off the ground, but I kept getting stuck at the issue of how to finance this particular venture.  It takes money to make money right? 

One of the great things about working online is that there is extremely low overhead.  If you can afford a laptop, a mic and a mixer you can, at least hypothetically, start a viable business online.  That’s in fact what I did when I first created How To License Your Music.com.  I started with a very simple idea that I’ve somehow managed to keep going for six years now.  I’m pretty proud of my modest little success on the internet.

But the time has come to move on to bigger and better things.  I’ll be keeping my site going of course and continuing my current projects, but I’ll be merging this site with live events, in person classes and much more.  Ok, I don’t want to give too much away here and perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself since this all still in development.  I’ll be sharing more details about this new venture soon.

One of the ways I plan to raise money for my new project is through crowdfunding.  In fact, at some point I’ll be sharing my crowdfunding campaign with you so you can learn more about my new project and contribute if you want.  I’ve been getting really into the idea of crowdfunding lately as a means to finance a variety of projects from recording CDs to starting businesses.   

At this point, whenever I take on a new project, I spend a fair amount of time doing research.  I don’t want to jump into anything blindly.  Crowdfunding is absolutely a viable means of funding projects, but like anything else, you get out what you put into it. 

I came across an AWESOME course recently specifically for musicians who want to learn how to launch crowdfunding campaigns.  The information presented in this course is what I’m using to put together my own campaign.  I thought I’d pass the information along to you in case crowdfunding is something you’re interested in learning more about for raising money for CDs or other projects.

If you’ve been on my list for long, you know I rarely promote other products or services,  maybe once or twice a year at the most.  But when I find something I’ m really excited about, I like to pass that information along.   If you want to learn more about how to use crowdfunding to finance your next CD or project go to Launch And Release for a free four part video course.

I think you’ll really appreciate the information.

Happy Songwriting!
Aaron Davison



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